In Primary Humanities is taught as part of a topic-based curriculum following guidance from the International Primary Curriculum. We work on a 3 year rolling programme to ensure depth and breadth of coverage. All topic areas are mapped against the National Curriculum to ensure all learning goals are met.
History is taught by the class teacher in the Primary Department then by teachers who have specialised in this subject. History is taught in a fun and purposeful way with students encouraged to ask questions then seek answers using a range of skills including critical thinking. Moreover, history as narrative is also explored with KS 4 students.
In Secondary students are allocated one lesson a week where they study a variety of different topics which enables them to develop their cultural capital. Students develop their key historical skills such as chronological understanding, source analysis and abilities to construct extended pieces of writing. We have recently introduced a humanities pathway at Key Stage Four.